Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Trouble With Health Problems Near Gas Fracking

From Fresh Air, WHYY, NPR: “I hear [stories] thousands of miles apart, in various states, and to me — to an untrained medical professional — they sound alarmingly similar,” he says. “But when we go to federal or state health … Continue reading

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Science Lags as Health Problems Emerge Near Natural Gas Fields

From Scientific American: On a summer evening in June 2005, Susan Wallace-Babb went out into a neighbor’s field near her ranch in Western Colorado to close an irrigation ditch. She parked down the rutted double-track, stepped out of her truck … Continue reading

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Letter to New York from Pennsylvania

A letter from Libby Foust, published in the Ithaca Journal: Our family farm is in Bradford County, Pa. Our farm was one of the first well sites chosen and is now one of hundreds, soon to be thousands. When the … Continue reading

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NY Travel Magazine: Detox in Delaware County

A great article on visiting Delaware County from New York Travel Magazine, with many of our favorite places highlighted. And, at the same time, a really good reminder of why it matters to people beyond us that we’re not being … Continue reading

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Fracking Leases Cause for Regret in NY

From the New York Times: DRYDEN, N.Y. — Four years ago a man and a woman knocked on Katharine D. Dewart’s door, offering easy money for the use of her land. Handing her a brochure that included serene before-and-after pictures, … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Interfaith Group Opposes Shale Drilling

A statewide interfaith organization has introduced questions of morality and climate change into the debate about Marcellus Shale gas well development. Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light today will issue a four-page “ethical analysis” that declares its opposition to development of … Continue reading

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